Beer for Breakfast

It’s 8 am on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  At this time most of us are not drinking alcohol.  But make the day Saturday or Sunday and throw in a College or NFL Football game and we are now drinking!  Beer becomes your morning coffee.

If you are a tailgater that needs a little help making the adjustment to early morning alcohol, I discovered and tested the below breakfast recipes that use a tailgater’s favorite ingredient…BEER.  These recipes are really useful for those noon or 1pm kickoffs.

Beer Eggs

  • 1/2 bottle of beer (I used closer to 3/4 of a bottle and the beer was Blue Moon)
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 eggs (I used 3 eggs)
  • Hot sauce for taste (I used Tabasco sauce…5 drops on each egg)

– Combine the beer, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce in a large skillet.   Bring to a boil.

Crack the eggs into the boiling mixture and poach to desired doneness.

Remove the eggs and continue simmering the sauce for about three minutes until thickened and reduced. Pour the sauce over the eggs and serve.

My Note: I have also used beer in scrambled eggs.  For those of us that add a bit of milk or water to our scrambled eggs, just substitute beer for the milk or water.

Beer Pancakes

This recipe (though it’s not really a recipe) I discovered out of boredom one Sunday morning.  I tried it in the parking lot at the last Eagles home game (using a skillet on the grill) and it tasted just as tasty!

  • Get a box of Bisquick Pancake and Baking Mix.
  • Turn the box so you are reading the side of the box.
  • Locate the Pancake recipe.
  • Follow the Pancake recipe:  Bisquick Mix, Milk, and Eggs.
  • Add one cup of your favorite beer.   It was a cold, fall morning so I used a cup of Pumpkin Beer.  I assume that using a blueberry flavored beer would be like blueberry pancakes, no?
  • Top with syrup and Eat!
Or if these recipes aren’t for you, you could always try the following breakfast with beer recipe:
  • Locate the cooler.
  • Locate the bottle opener.
  • Open the beer.
  • Open your mouth.
  • Drink your liquid breakfast.